NUT & BOLT, ALL-CORRECT RESTO, GREAT DOCS, #'S SUPER COMMANDO 440, FACTORY A/C!!
- Location: Local pick-up only
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: GTX
- Type: Other
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 41,065
- VIN: RS23L8G252613
- Color: Other
- Engine size: 440 Super Commando V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Gold
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1968 Plymouth GTX description
Nobody underestimates a late-60s Mopar, but folks on the street would do well to give this 1968 Plymouth GTX a wide berth. Looking over the extensive original documentation and the fender tag, this one lives up to the idea that the GTX was the "gentleman's hot rod." Packing a matching-numbers 440, factory A/C, and a sophisticated look, this car remains a joy to own and drive. And this one is correct everywhere you look, what an absolute beauty!
The Sunfire Yellow paint is correct for this car and was probably chosen on the 1968 dealer order-form because of its understated, subtle look. Sure, red cars look fast and black cars look sinister, but who would expect to be stomped by a pretty yellow hardtop like this? Well, that look is all part of the game, and as a result it was carefully restored to stock specifications and looks fantastic. Fit and finish is far beyond what Chrysler was doing in 1968, and thanks to professional workmanship, the details on the body are sharp and well-executed. Panel gaps are good and all the correct GTX details, from the badges on the hood to the lower body stripes, have been expertly re-created. A correct black vinyl top looks quite sharp with no signs of trouble underneath and the correct grain on its surface, and again, I suspect that the vinyl top was added when this car was being ordered up in 1968 in an attempt to give this street predator a more sedate appearance. Nice choice!
The guy filling out the order form did his homework inside, too, and specified unusual gold bucket seats, a center console, factory A/C, and a full gauge package for the dash. The seats are in great shape and showcase the upscale look that the GTX was famous for. Woodgrained door panels attempt to add a little luxury to the GTX, but with the benefit of hindsight, we know it was all an illusion: this is a bare-knuckle street fighter in a tuxedo. There's an original Music Master AM radio in the dash, and the factory A/C blows cold, just as it should thanks to modern hardware (the original parts come with the car). The gauges are brightly finished with clear markings, and the original dash includes a factory tach, which is always a nice touch. The trunk is truly massive, as most were back in the '60s, and includes a correct mat, spare tire, and jack assembly. Everything inside this car is original (sans the carpet) and absolutely dialed-in.
The engine is the original, numbers-matching 440 cubic inch "Super Commando" V8, which was the weapon of choice for many guys on a budget. Fully rebuilt to stock specs and nicely detailed, it looks pretty much the way it would have a few months after rolling out of the showroom. The only visible upgrade is a Quickfuel carb to replace the original (original carb and distributor included with sale), but that's an upgrade that is a must-have. Chrysler Turquoise engine paint, reproduction hoses and clamps, and other little details highlight a very correct-looking engine bay. A new dual exhaust system with crossover and stock-style mufflers ends in proper chrome tips under the rear bumper and you can easily see that the floors are in spectacular condition with no issues noted. The 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission isn't numbers-matching, but it is correct, and the rear is a familiar 8.75-inch unit that hangs on a set of air shocks. It's close to show quality under there, which is quite impressive, and it looks awesome sitting on those redline radials and Magnum 500 wheels.
Nicely documented with a Chrysler Corporation Broadcast Sheet, restoration photos, and receipts, this is a fast, fun, and correct Mopar that has a great pedigree as well. It's hard to find them this beautiful and this original, and this one likely won't last long. Call today!